What happens at a scheduling conference in Japan?

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Lawsuits can be complicated endeavors and without a good plan the litigation can spin out of control into unrelated topics or endless bickering.  Once those issues have been defined, the court moves on to the actual scheduling of the lawsuit.  This is accomplished at a scheduling conference with participation of the parties and the court.

The scheduling conference will give the parties a chance to talk about when witnesses can be called, what evidence will be presented at what time.  The goal of the scheduling conference is to create a schedule for the litigation that provides a fair opportunity for both sides to present their cases but also resolves the dispute as quickly as possible.

If you have questions about pre-trial proceedings in Japan, please contact our office for a legal consultation.